Eat & Drink Recipes

Avocado Caprese Salad

June 23, 2015

I’m not sure if y’all feel the same way but one of my favorite parts about summer is all of the fresh produce that’s readily available. And what I get most excited about is tomatoes, which is actually funny because I used to absolutely HATE tomatoes with a passion until I traveled to Egypt on a class trip in high school a few years ago.

I’m a huge fan of caprese salad and while walking around the grocery store for the ingredients, I found myself wondering how it might be awesome to add avocado into the mix…. So I promptly picked up a super ripe avocado and went to town. I made this for myself for dinner but this could easily be shared at a party or as an appetizer!

What you’ll need for this super easy recipe is:

2 large tomatoes

A handful of cherry tomatoes

1/4 of an avocado

2-3 spoonfuls of mozzarella

A drizzle of balsamic reduction

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Chop up your tomatoes.

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I really, really love avocado so I probably used way more in my salad than a normal person would. The richness of the avocado just added another dimension of taste to the dish that was heavenly.

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Mix together the tomatoes and avocado.

I was pretty generous in my helping of mozzarella but I just thought that they were so cute when they’re this small!

Plate the tomato & avocado mixture and then layer the mozzarella on top.

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Not going to lie, the presentation of a meal is sometimes the most fun part of the entire cooking process. I found this plate in my parent’s kitchen and I thought that it was too cute not to use.

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For the last step, drizzle the balsamic reduction over the salad. Since I was the only one eating this salad, the dish looks a little messy but if I were to serve it to a larger party I would definitely have put a little more effort into the aesthetics… Still tasted delicious though!

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This recipe is so yummy and so easy that I’ve found myself eating it at least once a week!

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  • Christine

    This recipe looks so good! I love avocados as well x

    • Courtney

      Avocado is one of my favorite foods! I eat it with everything!

  • Lindsay H

    How long did it take you to do this recipe?? The salad looks delicious!

    • Courtney

      It only took me about 15 minutes with all of the chopping and everything! Super quick and (somewhat) healthy!

  • My idea of heaven! x

    • Courtney

      It was so yummy!

  • oh yum!!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

    • Courtney

      I agree!

  • Gabrielle

    I’m 100% with you on appreciating a good tomato-based recipe! I still can’t quite get myself from ‘liking’ to ‘adoring’ avocado though.. something to work on! haha 😉

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

    • Courtney

      I really love homemade pico de gallo during the summer because the tomatoes taste so fresh! It took me a while to like avocados as well but now I eat them like every other day!

  • Looks so yummy! I might make it later myself! 🙂

    http://jeansandroses.blogspot.com/

    • Courtney

      You should! It’s so yummy and a good way of sneaking vegetables into your diet!

  • Oh my goodness, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    • Courtney

      It was so delicious!

  • This looks so amazing! I will definitely have to try this asap!!! Pushing the save button now…..

    Heba xx || http://www.californiaroadtrippin.blogspot.com

    • Courtney

      This was so yummy! You should definitely try it!

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